Magnificent mountains, lush forests, sparkling lakes and mythic moors – breath-taking landscapes mark the old and historic salt-mining realms. This Salzalpensteig trail connects old, regional tracks to a cross-border long-distance path which reaches from lake Chiemsee, through Berchtesgaden to Austria’s Word Heritage region Dachstein-Salzkammergut. This tour covers the last stages from Golling to the prehistoric salt-mining centre of Hallstatt.
Day 1: Individual arrival at Hallein
Individual arrival at your accommodation in Hallein. At check-in you receive your travel documents.
Day 2: Hallein – Bad Dürrnberg – Golling Approx. 14 km/8.5 mi, 5 hours
Bus ride from Hallein to Bad Dürrnberg. From Bad Dürrnberg the todays hiking will guide you upwards to the Tucktannalm, where you deserve a well-earned rest. The path down to the valley to Kuchl brings you to the impressive Schleier – waterfalls. You hike along the beautiful wetlands of the Salzach River to Golling.
Day 3: Golling – Abtenau Approx. 14 km/8.5 mi, 5 hours
As introduction we recommend the bus from Golling to Unterscheffau (payment on spot). Cross the bridge over the Lammer river and follow the river until Oberscheffau. Here the trail leads through the wild-romantic Klausgraben and past impressive waterfalls to Abtenau.
Day 4: Abtenau – Annaberg Approx. 9 km/5.5 mi, 4 – 5 hours
Start the day with panoramic ride to the Karkogel hut. The landmark mountain of Abtenau offers amazing views in all directions. Follow the trail to Gsengalm and descent back to the Lammer valley.
Day 5: Annaberg – Gosau Approx. 11 km/7 mi, 7 hours
First follow the trail of legends to the Kopfberg. After a while the winding ascent to the colourful flower meadows of the Stuhlalm begins. Both Stuhlalm and the adjacent Theodor-Körner hut offer refreshments. Follow the Alpine trail along the Gosaukamm to the Gablonzerhut.
Luggage transfer from Annaberg to Bad Goisern where you spend the following night (Overnight backpack and hut sleeping bag* for the night at the Gablonzerhut lodge have to be carried by yourself!)
Day 6: Gosau – Bad Goisern Approx. 16.5 km/10 mi, 7 – 8 hours
Descent to Lake Gosausee or take the cable car to the valley (payment on the spot). Busride to Gosau-Ramsau. The ascent to Iglmoosalm follows an idyllic forest trail to the Goiserer hut beneath Mount Kalmberg. After a deserved break take in the first views of the Traun valley with prominent Lake Hallstattersee to the South-East. Descent to Bad Goisern.
Day 7: Bad Goisern – Hallstatt Approx. 12 km/7.5 mi, 5 hours
The last stage follows the historic brine pipeline from Bad Goisern to Hallstatt. This pipeline transported the brine from the salt mountains of Hallstatt to the wooded areas of Ebensee where the salt was extracted.
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or additional nights in the UNESCO world heritage village Hallstatt.
|Season||Category||Double Room||Single Room|
|16.05.2021 - 30.06.2021 (Arrival: daily)||Standard||EUR||672||805|
|01.07.2021 - 31.08.2021 (Arrival: daily)||Standard||EUR||710||843|
|01.09.2021 - 10.10.2021 (Arrival: daily)||Standard||EUR||672||805|
- individual hiking (no group travel)
- 7 x overnight stays with breakfast buffet (6x in ***hotels/inn hotels and 1x hut - beds or mattress dormitory, hut sleeping bag required)
- Visitors tax
- 1 x hiking guide Salzalpensteig incl. map and further information material (1 x per room)
- 1 x ascent Karkogelbahn or transfer to Karalm
- 1 x Bus ride Gosausee Gosau/Ramsau
- 1 x admission and guided tour to the Hallstatt Salt Mine
- 5 x baggage transport - max. 2 pieces/person and max. 25 kg/box
- 7-day carefree service Phone number from 9.00 - 19.00
- fire and ice travel protection
|Additional services||Prices per person|
|Extra charge if only one person travels||EUR||98|
|Return transfer Hallstatt - Hallein up to 4 persons - from 5 persons, each additional person EUR 28||EUR||56|
|Extra charge half board||EUR||160|